News London Borough of Tower Hamlets Approve Late Night Levy

London Borough of Tower Hamlets Full Council agree to Levy after second Consultation

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets have ratified the implementation of a Late Night Levy on the 20th September 2017.

This will be introduced on the 1st January 2018 applying to licensed premises which are permitted to supply alcohol at any time between Midnight and 06:00.

The income from the levy, less collection costs, will be allocated through the Community Safety Partnership. Members of the Best Bar None Scheme will benefit from a 30% reduction in the amount of the Levy payable.

There will be exemptions to the Levy for premises with overnight accommodation, theatres, cinemas, bingo halls, community amateur sports clubs, community premises and for premises which are only permitted to sell alcohol on New Year’s Eve within the Levy supply period.

In order for premises to avoid the requirement to pay the Late Night Levy free minor variation applications to reduce the licensed hours of the Premises Licence will be accepted by the Licensing Authority from the 25th September 2017 to 18th December 2017.

We will keep you updated with any further details.

For further information on the Late Night Levy watch this video from Managing Partner, Jonathan Smith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgi3VkTLg0s